New York: The Free Press, 1967. Early Printing. Hardcover. 4to, Red, cloth-covered boards, measuring 10.25" x 7.75" x 1.50", with large black graphic to front board, gilt lettering on black background to spine. Dustjacket very good, with 1" closed tear to top corner, and a bit of shelfwear. $15.00 price intact front flap. This enormously comprehensive work was the first of its kind -- the result of fifteen years of research, in Talmudic, gnostic, cabalistic, apocalyptic, patristic,and legendary texts, from A'albiel to Zuriel.
Contains 3406 entries identifying and describing a host of angels, and fallen angels; 105 illustrations from a wide range of sources -- paintings, manuscripts, and oldprints. A nineteen-page introduction that reviews the history, language, habits, characteristics, and names of angels; an illustrated appendix listing pacts, sigils, invocations, spells, charms, exorcisms, and other curiosa; A twenty-five page bibliography of angel lore. 387 pp. A clean, bright, tight copy, whose dustjacket has done its work well, to protect the book from the ages. Fine, in Very Good Plus Dustjacket. Item #74240